National Travel and Tourism Week 2015

Posted by Rob Houston, Visit Enid Communications Coordinator on 05/01/2015

National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2-10, 2015. It's an annual tradition that was decided by Congressional resolution in 1983 and first celebrated in 1984. This annual event is aimed at promoting the power of travel, enhancing the country's economy and informing the public of the cultural and social benefits of travel and tourism.

In Garfield County, tourism represents $105.15 million in direct tourism spending, generates 700 new jobs and saves each of the nearly 27,000 households $298 per year in taxes annually. Overall, Garfield County ranks 8th in Oklahoma in direct tourism spending. Click here to see more statistics about how travel and tourism affect Enid and Garfield County

Visit Enid has introduced a Hi From Enid Summer Photo Contest at the beginning of National Travel and Tourism Week. The Enid Welcome Center at 201 W Garriott will also be a drop-off location for all those old hotel shampoo, conditioner and lotion bottles stored in your medicine cabinets. Once collected, these will be donated to local crisis centers.

During National Travel and Tourism Week, Visit Enid communications coordinator Rob Houston will spend a day at the Oklahoma Travel Information Centers in Blackwell and in Oklahoma City promoting Enid directly to travelers

Whether you're a visitor coming to Enid or a resident, we invite you to take part in our fun photo contest. Take in all the sites and sounds of a First Friday downtown, learn about the unique way Enid was formed in Sept. 1893 at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, imagine, play, discover and learn at Leonardo's Children's Museum, see the new and improved Railroad Museum of Oklahoma and much more. 

Stake your claim for fun during National Travel and Tourism Week in Enid.

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